Miracle Gum Grows New Teeth
Chiclets, the candy coated gum once widely available in the US is set to make a comeback after many years of obscurity. Cadbury Adams owners of the Chiclets brand are capitalizing on recent advances in stem cell research to revitalize their product. The new product, simply called Chiclets Tooth Enhancing Gum is built on premise that sharks have multiple rows of regenerating teeth, a trait humans do not share.
Cadbury has combined the fetal stem cells of sharks with a gum delivery system that allows human teeth and gum cells to take on the regenerative properties of a great white. For humans who have gone without teeth or are losing teeth this is a life changing product. In some consumers, the teeth may seem more shark-like than human, but one shark toothed test-user claims “You can chew through a rubber tire with these new choppers if you wanted.”
Normally a product of this type would require FDA approval, but since Cadbury is marketing this as a gum and not a drug, it will be available to the public without prescription in March 09.